Cheap, Free and Fun Things to Do This Summer

Cheap things to do in the summer 13.07.18

When funds are low, it’s difficult to think of fun things to do to make most of your free time. Too often we associate ‘having fun’ with spending lots of money, like going out for a family meal, visiting a theme park or even going on holiday. But, if you concentrate on appreciating the simple things in life, there are endless cheap and free activities you can do to have fun this summer.

This #FeelGoodFriday, we thought we’d list plenty of fun things to do that don’t involve emptying your bank account.

  1. Go to a free music or food festival
  2. Go for a walk
  3. Have a picnic
  4. Volunteer
  5. Ride a bike
  6. Visit friends and family
  7. Phone a friend
  8. Get the BBQ out or throw a ‘Bring Your Own’ buffet
  9. Declutter your house and have a car boot sale
  10. Donate old clothes to charity
  11. Rearrange furniture in your house
  12. Wash your car
  13. Mow the lawn
  14. Make a slip and slide in your garden
  15. Enjoy a cold ice-cream
  16. Take the kids to the park
  17. Play a board game, like Monopoly or Scrabble
  18. Throw a street party with neighbours
  19. Go camping – even in your back garden
  20. Cook something new
  21. Go swimming
  22. Dance in the rain
  23. Read a book
  24. Go fishing
  25. Practice yoga
  26. Take a nap
  27. Do some gardening
  28. Pick strawberries or other fruit
  29. Bake a pie
  30. Go to the beach
  31. Build a sandcastle
  32. Clean up plastic from the beach
  33. Have a movie marathon
  34. Build an inside den
  35. Reflect on the positives in your life
  36. Set three new goals for yourself
  37. Write out your life plan
  38. Paint or draw a picture
  39. Take some photos
  40. Stargaze at night
  41. Visit a free museum or zoo
  42. Practice origami
  43. Play sports
  44. Make a time capsule
  45. Learn a foreign language
  46. Pick wild flowers
  47. Catch up with chores and bills
  48. Spend quality, romantic time with your partner
  49. Exercise in the sun
  50. Go window shopping
  51. Write a letter to your future children or grandchildren
  52. Plan next year’s holiday
  53. De-stress by spending time with animals
  54. Help the elderly
  55. Read a blog and even start your own
  56. Play a videogame
  57. Pamper yourself with an at-home spa day

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